From Bavaria to South Tyrol: Camping in winter is trendy: these are the 7 most beautiful campsites
Winter camping is in vogue and more and more people are spending their ski holidays in their motorhome. In fact, there are many campsites in the Alps that are open and directly at the ski areas even in winter – sometimes even with large wellness areas. We present the most beautiful places – from Bavaria to South Tyrol.
1. Hell Camping and Aparthotel, Fügen, Zillertal
This small and fine campsite is located on the outskirts of Fügen. It offers guests comfort pitches between 70 and 115 square meters and has made sustainability a top priority.
Thanks to low-energy construction, photovoltaics, solar systems and pellet heating, it has even been awarded the Austrian eco-label and the EU Ecolabel.
The nice thing about it: Not only is the entry to the Fügen ski area right outside the mobile home door, you can also get to the other areas of the valley such as Hochfügen, Hochzillertal and Kaltenbach by ski bus.
But the most important thing for winter campers: if you want to relax after a long day of skiing, you can do so in the 1,500-square-meter wellness area, which, in addition to various saunas, steam bath and massage, even has an indoor pool, a gym and a gym. Another plus: an equipment room where campers can store their ski and sports equipment.
- Info and prices: Comfort pitches from 43 euros per night for two people, children cost extra; www.hell-tirol.at
2. Camping Resort Allweglehen, Berchtesgaden
This fantastically beautiful campsite offers guests an unobstructed view of the 2713-meter-high Watzmann, the symbol of the Berchtesgadener Land. A specialty is the outdoor pool heated to 32 degrees, which is also open in winter.
The Allweglehenein resort is also a good location for winter sports enthusiasts, as there are several ski areas within 50 kilometers, such as Jenner, Götschen and Hochschwarzeck, which reach up to an altitude of 1,800 meters.
Cross-country skiers will also find groomed trails nearby – for example in Aschauerweiher, Oberau and Scharitzkehl. Since the region is considered a stronghold of toboggan racing, another special tip for adventure seekers: a ride with the racing bob taxi through the ice channel of the Schönau am Königssee artificial ice rink.
- Info and prices: Three-star parking space incl. Fresh and waste water plus panoramic prime location from 15.55 euros, adults 9.90 euros, children 4 to 16 years 5.90 euros per day; www.allweglehen.de/de
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3rd sports camp Woferlgut, Bruck, Zell am See
On the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park in Bruck is the Sportcamp Woferlgut, which consists of a hotel and a campsite. Skiers can quickly get to Zell am See or the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun by ski bus.
Cross-country skiers have it even better: all they have to do is fasten their skis, because a cross-country ski run leads directly along the Woferlgut.
Anyone who settles here with their camper doesn't have to do without anything, because the resort has a modern bathing world that has five pools: from the adventure pool with slide to a year-round heated outdoor pool to the sports pool where you can swim your lanes.
For those who prefer to relax their muscles, there is a whole new world of saunas, including a Finnish, herbal and Swiss pine sauna as well as a steam bath and cold water plunge pool for the hard-boiled. Tip: The hotel restaurant has very good cuisine, which spoils guests with hearty local delicacies as well as international cuisine.
- Info and prices: Comfort parking space with 100 square meters of space and connections for electricity, gas, water, sewer and cable TV from 12.90 euros, luxury parking space with 150 square meters from 21.90 euros, per person from 7.40 euros, per child (2-10 years) 5.50 euros per day; www.sportcamp.at/de/woferlgut
4. Camping Alpe di Siusi, Fiè, South Tyrol
The Seiser Alm in the Dolomites is the largest high alpine pasture in Europe with 56 square kilometers. At your feet, more precisely in Fiè allo Sciliar, is the Alpe di Siusi campsite with a view of the wonderful backdrop of the Sciliar, Roterdspitze and the horse's teeth. Ideal for winter sports enthusiasts, because the local ski bus takes guests to Seis am Schlern, where the entry to the huge area of the Val Gardena / Seiser Alm is located with 80 ultra-modern mountain railways and a total of 175 kilometers of slopes.
Cross-country skiers will also find their Eldorado on the Hochalm, because there are a total of over 80 kilometers of groomed trails.
In addition to a restaurant serving South Tyrolean delicacies, the facility also offers a special service: If you value your own bathroom, you can rent one in the ultra-modern sanitary area for the duration of your stay. The bathrooms are five and seven square meters in size and, in addition to the sink and toilet, have a spacious shower and a towel dryer. If you wish, you can even have it cleaned daily.
- Info and prices: Winter-friendly comfort parking space Superior (approx. 170 to 200 square meters) with gravel ground, connections for supply and waste water, TV, gas and electricity as well as a clear view of the mountains from 27 euros per night, adults from 10.50 euros, children from 3 to 9 Years from 5.50 euros, from 10 to 13 years from 6.50 euros. Rental baths from 7 euros or 13 euros per day; www.camping-seiseralm.com
5. Camping park Grubhof St. Martin near Lofer, Salzburger Land
This campsite, which also welcomes guests in winter, is situated in an idyllic location between the white peaks of the Salzburg region and directly on the banks of the Saalach river in the tranquil village of St. Martin. The heart of the complex is housed in the old courtyard, after which the campsite is named: the cozy restaurant, which offers Austrian cuisine from Wiener Schnitzel to Pinzgauer Kasnocken as well as pizza and pasta.
Wellness is also very important here: In the modern "Wellness Alm" built with lots of wood, guests can choose between a pine sauna with a panoramic view, an alpine sauna, a brine steam bath and an infrared cabin. Of course, there are also applications: They range from classic back and full-body massage to Indian healing massage to La Stone therapy.
Another advantage: the ski area of Lofer is only two kilometers away – the ski bus even stops right in front of the facility. It is only 25 kilometers to Kitzbühel or the Saalbach Hinterglemm ski circus. In good snow conditions, cross-country skiers can start directly from the Grubhof. Tip for winter hikers: A tour to the Maria Kirchental pilgrimage basilica above the village followed by a toboggan run into the valley.
- Info and prices: Generous pitches with an area of 150 to 200 square meters with connections for electricity, gas, water and sewage, which also work in frost from 34 euros; www.grubhof.com/de
6. Campingwelt Brixen, Brixen im Thale, Austria
In the middle of the beautiful landscape of the Kitzbüheler Alpen, the facility offers 80 pitches for campers about 800 meters outside of Brixen im Thale. Ideal for skiers, because it is right at the foot of the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental, with 284 kilometers of slopes one of the largest ski areas in Austria.
The ski bus stops just a minute from the site and takes guests to the gondolas in Brixen. In good snow conditions, this course also has a special feature: skiers can ski straight down to their motorhome from the mountain. Afterwards, relax in the cozy restaurant "The Campers", which serves delicious Tyrolean delicacies. Another plus: the ski room for storing and drying the equipment.
- Info and prices: Pitches from 9 euros per day, adults from 11 euros, children from 3-14 years from 7.50 euros per day; www.camping-brixen.at
7. Camping Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Embedded in the world-famous mountain scenery of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, this campground is located in the Swiss Lauterbrunnen – directly below the Staubbach waterfall. Here, guests can take a lot of hikes and excursions in summer and winter, for example a train ride up to the 3454-meter-high Jungfraujoch, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Bernese Alps – and over the Aletsch Glacier, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Skiers will also get their money's worth in one of the most spectacular ski areas in the Swiss Alps: the Jungfrau ski region with over 206 kilometers of slopes. Super practical: the ski bus takes you from the campsite to the mountain railway in Lauterbrunn in just four minutes. For children and beginners there is even a small lift directly behind the facility, which can be used free of charge.
But the most beautiful thing is the stop at the rustic Weidstübli, which belongs to the campsite. There is not only an après-ski bar here, but also a cozy dining room that serves typical Swiss fondue, among other things.
- Info and prices: Pitches from CHF 19 per night, adults CHF 9.90 and children (6 to 15 years) CHF 4.90 per night; www.campingjungfrau.swiss
With material from Pincamp.de
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